Citizens to Elect Aaron Lawlor
Paid for by Citizens to Elect Aaron Lawlor . A copy of our report filed with the State Board of Elections is (or will be) available on the Board’s official website (www.elections.il.gov) or for purchase from the State Board of Elections, Springfield, Illinois.
Aaron was elected chairman of the Lake County Board in December of 2012 at the age of 30, becoming the youngest Board Chairman in the history of Lake County.
Aaron is currently in his third term representing District 18, which includes all of Vernon Hills and Indian Creek, as well as portions of Hawthorn Woods, Long Grove, Mundelein and unincorporated Lake County.
As Chairman, Aaron is working ensure Lake County government works for you and not the other way around by:
- Championing initiatives that help businesses grow and supports our highly qualified workforce
- Investing in transportation infrastructure in order to reduce traffic congestion
- Enacting legislation to make Lake County and its appointed governments more efficient, accountable and transparent
- Protecting our environment and open space
In 2014, Aaron was recognized by NBC’s Chuck Todd as one of six “Rising Stars” in Illinois politics.
Prior to joining the County Board, Aaron served as Board President (2005-09) and Trustee (2003-09) of the Cook Memorial Public Library District where he worked to develop a $14 million capital improvements plan to build a new branch library in Vernon Hills and expand the main library in Libertyville.
Aaron has served in senior positions with Senator Mark Kirk and the late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka. He was recognized as one of 40 emerging leaders selected from across the state for the inaugural class of the Governor Jim Edgar Fellows Program in 2012. The program seeks to advance pragmatic, bipartisan and long-term thinking to reform state government. Aaron was also one of six leaders from across the country to be selected as a Delegate to Nepal by the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) in 2010.
Aaron is a lifelong resident of Vernon Hills. He serves on numerous non-profit boards including the United Way of Lake County, Lake County Partners for Economic Development, A Safe Place and the University Center of Lake County. He is an active member of the community where he volunteers with the Vernon Hills Lions Club, Vernon Hills High School’s Cougar Athletic Boosters and is a member of the Lake County Navy League.
Aaron holds a Masters in Business Administration from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management and a Bachelors of Arts from Lake Forest College. He graduated from Libertyville High School and was raised by his mom, Sheryl Olson, who recently retired from 35 years of teaching at Libertyville and Vernon Hills High Schools.